Men, Please Stop Killing Us Because You ‘Love’ Us

Logging into Twitter today is one of the worst decisions I have made this week. The hashtag #RIPKarabo was trending and I couldn’t help but wonder who she was. Did a celebrity die? Was she in public office? As I followed the trend, I saw her picture – Karabo Mokoena, a beautiful young woman whose smile was enough to melt the heart of Hades. I’d … Continue reading Men, Please Stop Killing Us Because You ‘Love’ Us

The Root of South Africa’s Xenophobia

With the spate of attacks finally dying down, and the ‘peaceful protests’ winding down, it is safe to say South Africa is returning to its state of calm prior to the inception of the xenophobic attacks that began a few weeks ago. As expected, many officials have come out to condemn the attacks and in the case of Emmanuel Sithole’s killers (read the story here), … Continue reading The Root of South Africa’s Xenophobia

On the Issue of Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa…

I am Nigerian, and I live in South Africa. As a matter of fact, I have lived in South Africa for approximately ten years now. I completed my high school education in Pretoria, moved to Stellenbosch for my undergraduate and Honours degrees, and back to Pretoria for my Masters. Currently, I am a lecturer in Johannesburg, paying e-tolls, my taxes, and every other duty that … Continue reading On the Issue of Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa…